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Join us in Greece in Summer 2020 for the International Media Summer Academy! Today, accurate information is an increasingly critical resource for our understanding of the world. Building on the success of the 2019 Summer School, we are looking forward to welcoming another group of participants from all over the world to Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy. This year’s topic will be  New Trends in Media and Journalism: Global Media

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Sherri Hope Culver will be presenting and moderating at an event for Media Literacy Week titled, “How Kidfluencers are changing the game: a long way from the Mickey Mouse Club”. The event is sponsored by the Children’s Media Association, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and Fordham’s Department of Communication & Media Studies.This will be an interactive and collaborative workshop on the next generation of entertainers – Kidfluencers! School-aged content

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On Thursday, April 11, a group of children’s media experts spoke at the second Children’s Media Career Symposium. The evening included a panel focused on trends in children’s media and a second panel focused on career opportunities in the industry. Discussions were followed by questions from the audience and networking time in which students could engage with the children’s media professionals. Over one hundred people attended the event. The event

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On December 11th and 12th, 2019, Sherri Hope Culver presented at the Media Literacy 360° Forum and Fair. This event brought journalists, educators, and other professionals to Bratislava, Slovakia to discuss how the digital environment can improve information literacy regionally and globally, with the increasing importance of data and news literacy. Sherri presented on the topic “The path to media literacy begins with kids” and conducted a workshop with Nikos Panogiotou

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On November 5, the Center for Media and Information Literacy hosted a screening and post-screening panel discussion of the documentary “The Problem with Apu”. The film focuses on the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant in the animated sitcom The Simpsons who, for a period, was the only figure of South Asian heritage to appear regularly on mainstream U.S. television. The film explores encounters with negative stereotypes, racial microaggressions and slurs against people of Indian and

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On Monday, October 1st, Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, presented to 28 participants in the Foreign Press Center’s International Reporting Tour on Media Literacy and Combatting Disinformation. Tour participants included reporters from across the globe including Peru, Nepal, Latvia, Brazil, and Canada. Culver covered a variety of topics in her presentation including media literacy initiatives and organizations related to the subject, though journalists were most interested in fake news and

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Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, presented on the topic of “The identity of teenagers in social networks” at the first ever Media Literacy Forum of the Mexico IFT  (Institute of Federal Communications), an autonomous regulatory authority for telecommunications and broadcasting. The Institute (equivalent to the US FCC) is new in the country, since 2013, however it has developed a powerful and innovative agenda, including media literacy. The forum focuses on parents, educators,

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The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week was celebrated this year from October 24-31 under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”. UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, and the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with local hosts Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and University of Latvia (Latvia) organized the feature conference,

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On Thursday. April 12th, the Center for Media and Information Literacy hosted its first ever Children’s Media Career Symposium at Temple University. The evening consisted of panels on trends in children’s media and career opportunities in the industry, followed by networking time where students had the opportunity to talk more in-depth with panelists about the children’s media industry. The full report and video from the event can be found here!

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An international media literacy research symposium was held in Lisbon, Portugal April 20, 2018,at the beautiful Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. This is the second time the symposium will take place–the first one was held at Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA on March 21, 2014. Attendees from over twenty-five countries shared their latest research and best practices for advocating for media literacy in various different panels and workshops. Sherri Hope Culver spoke at two

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